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Lifeguard & Aquatics Instructor/specialist Jobs At Arpd

City of Alameda
Part Time 28 per week 2226 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, United States


Nature of Position

Alameda is an island city of 78,000 located next to the city of Oakland and offers a full-service municipal recreation program. Neighborhood recreation programs are offered at ten locations throughout the city. Alameda's Aquatic Program, conducted at Emma Hood and Encinal Swim Centers, is open to children and adults.

Dynamic, ethical, and enthusiastic individuals who share our values are encouraged to apply!

Summer Recreation positions are generally scheduled to work beginning of June  through September.


AQUATICS LIFEGUARD ($17.51 - $19.81)
AQUATIC INSTRUCTOR ($17.95 - $20.31)
AQUATIC SPECIALIST ($19.83 - $24.11)

Aquatics Staff help with all aspects of running ARPD's swim programs and swim centers. During spring, lessons and Adult Lap Swim will be offered on Saturdays only at Encinal Swim Center. During the summer months, swim lessons are taught at Emma Hood on Monday through Thursday. At Encinal, swim lessons are taught Monday through Thursday. Lessons are also offered on Saturdays at Encinal. Public swim hours are offered Monday through Friday at Emma Hood and only Fridays and Saturdays at Encinal. Evening adult swim lessons, as well as lap swim, are conducted at both swim centers.

Distinguishing Features

The mission of the Alameda Recreation and Park Department is to provide programs to the community with trained staff. A wide variety of social, physical and educational opportunities are offered for personal enrichment through wholesome and creative use of leisure time.


Our reputation is the result of the efforts of a staff committed to excellent customer service and continuous adherence to the mission of our organization. In anticipation of your employment, please consider the personal responsibility needed to promote the values of Alameda Recreation and Park Department.

A good job match should be as important to you as it is to us.

Below are some of the standards expected of Recreation and Park Department Staff:


Staff are expected to always be respectful of others and maintain a friendly, courteous and professional attitude.


Depending on the assignment, staff must wear either professional business attire or a Department uniform that includes a staff shirt and name badge. Uniforms are provided. Staff must maintain facilities and help keep them neat and clean.


Staff are expected to perform quality work and to plan effectively and efficiently.


Staff work hours vary due to Department needs (nights, weekends and holidays). Staff may be asked to perform work assignments outside their area of original employment.

Examples of Duties
Employment Standards



require current certification in 

American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR

and a 

recent T.B. Test

prior to the beginning of the program or agree to get both as a condition of being hired.

In addition to the above requirements, each position requires the following:

  • AQUATICS LIFEGUARDLifeguarding Certification, Current Title 22 First Aid or equivalent, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, WSI (preferred), and at least 16 years of age.
  • AQUATIC INSTRUCTORWSI, Current Title 22 First Aid or equivalent, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and be at least 16 years of age.
  • AQUATIC SPECIALISTCurrent Title 22 First Aid or equivalent, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Be at least 21 years of age. Completion of two (2) years of college.  Ability to manage a staff of lifeguards and other employees. EXPERIENCE: At least two (2) years or three (3) summer seasons previous experience as a pool or beach lifeguard and swimming instructor.

To be considered, candidates must submit a completed City of Alameda Job Application form online. Applicants will be screened and evaluated based on the information provided. Federal law requires that, prior to employment, applicants must furnish proof of identity and eligibility for employment in the United States.


California State Law requires that all recreation employees and volunteers having direct contact, supervisory or disciplinary authority over minors be fingerprinted as a condition of employment. Candidates given a conditional offer of employment will be referred for fingerprinting. Employment is conditioned upon fingerprint results.

Part-time positions with the City of Alameda may be eligible for limited benefits and are considered "at-will."  Part-time employment is at the discretion of the hiring department.  Work schedules vary but may not exceed 28 hours per week.

E-VERIFY: The City of Alameda utilizes the Federal government's E-Verify program and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization, which includes showing a valid United States Social Security card at the time of hire (photocopies not accepted).


Click "Apply" and fill out an online employment application. On the application, select the job(s) that you are interested in. 

We strongly encourage applicants to apply online via the .

Applications are accepted and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 


The City of Alameda encourages minorities, women and the disabled to apply. It is the City's policy that all aspects of employment and promotion shall be without regard to sex, marital status or disability (except where dictated by requirements of the position), race, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religious creed, color, national origin or age. Qualified disabled persons must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. No individual may pose a direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself or other individuals in the workplace. Barring undue hardship, reasonable accommodations can be made in the application and examination process for disabled individuals or for religious reasons. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made in advance to the Human Resources Department. Hearing Impaired TDD (510) 522-7538.

The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.